Valerie Vank, Christian Tijero Lead SOFLO At Michael Lohberg Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, Jun 18, 2018—Valerie Vank and Christian Tijero of South Florida Aquatic Club were triple winners during the Michael Lohberg Invitational this past weekend at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Vank, 12, swept the 11-12 breaststroke events. She won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 37.16, dropping 1.34; 200-meter breaststroke in 2:55.68, dropping 2.49; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:21.45, dropping 1.77.

Tijero, 12, won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:35.72 with a time drop 8.50; 100-meter backstroke in 1:12.00 with a time drop of 4.61; and 200-meter individual medley in 2:36.71 with a time drop of 2.50.

Other event winners were:
Alexis Christensen, 12, 400-meter freestyle, 4:55.58, time drop 3.10.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 10, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:38.71, time drop 1.10.

Alessandro Pereira, 200-meter breaststroke, 2:59.66, time drop 3.21; 200-meter butterfly, 2:38.82.

Among SOFLO swimmers improving times with several impressive time drops were:

Mariann Catalasan, 200-meter backstroke, 2:47.92, time drop 10.48; 100-meter breaststroke, 1:32.52, time drop 1.53.

Mariana Pinto, 400-meter freestyle, 5:27.59, time drop 27.18; 100-meter freestyle, 1:12.38, time drop, 3.32; 200-meter individual medley, 3:01.45, time drop 5.27.

Sarah Vasquez, 400-meter freestyle, 5:42.59, time drop 35.58; 100-meter breaststroke, 1:42.89, time drop 6.08.

Alexis Christiansen, 200-meter freestyle, 2:19.85, time drop, 5.73; 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.59, 0.95 time drop; 100-meter backstroke, 1:16.82, time drop 4.83.

Giada Porven, 100-meter butterfly, 1:21.77, time drop, 1.91.

Valerie Vank, 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.56, time drop, 7.49; 50-meter breaststroke, 37.16, 1.34 time drop; 50-meter butterfly, 33.04, time drop 2.15.

Luna Delgado, 200-meter butterfly, 2:54.09, 2.65 time drop.

Natalia Sibug, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:26.12, time drop 0.79; 200-meter individual medley, 2:48.29, time drop 5.16.

Derek Hau, 100-meter butterfly, 1:31.53, time drop 0.33; 200-meter freestyle, 2:46.00, time drop 6.96; 50-meter butterfly, 38.32, time drop 3.07; 100-meter breaststroke, 1:36.87, time drop 7.07; 50-meter freestyle 33.86, time drop 2.65.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 200-meter freestyle, 2:25.33, time drop 2.49; 50-meter butterfly 31.88, time drop 0.31; 200-meter individual medley, 2:44.50, time drop 6.80.

Christian Tijero, 100-meter butterfly, 1:10.36, time drop 2.74; 200-meter butterfly, 2:40.48, time drop 4.75; 100-meter backstroke 1:12.00, time drop 4.61.

Lucas Porven, 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.04, time drop 2.63; 200-meter butterfly, 2:41.51, time drop 6.73; 50-meter breaststroke 42.07, time drop 1.53; 50-meter butterfly 31.93, time drop 0.85.

Alessandro Pereira, 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.81, time drop 1.51; 50-meter breaststroke, 38.49, time drop 2.81.

Javier Colmenares, 100-meter freestyle, 1:07.52, time drop 0.21; 50-meter breaststroke 38.40, time drop 1.89; 100-meter backstroke, 1:18.69, time drop 1.04; 50-meter butterfly, 33.78, time drop 0.03.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 50-meter breaststroke 45.12, time drop 2.88; 100-meter breaststroke, 1:40.59, time drop 9.24.

Stefano Mazzi, 200-meter individual medley, 3:07.80, time drop 5.58.

SOFLO has 37 swimmers (20 girls, 12 boys) entered in 213 individual events.

The meet is named after six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg whose legacy continues to live on through coaches and generations of swimmers.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, Unattached 2:37.74; SOFLO: 5. Mariann Catalasan 2:47.92, time drop, 10.48, 6. Alexis Christiansen 2:48.39; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:27.48; 15-and-over, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:21.97.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 5:26.49; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 5:27.59, time drop 27.18, 5. Sarah Vasquez 5:42.59, time drop 35.58, 6. Giada Porven 5:43.19; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 4:55.58, time drop, 3.10; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:30.27; 15-and-over, 1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 4:32.89.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 5:04.57; 15-and-over, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 5:17.40.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 2:31.77; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 2:33.13, 7. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:41.79; 11-12, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:19.84; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 2:19.85, time drop 5.73, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:31.17, 8. Luna Delgado 2:35.75; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:11.01; 15-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:08.86.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:20.48; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 1:21.77, time drop 1.91, 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:27.47; 11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BMHG 1:08.25; SOFLO: 5. Luna Delgado 1:15.66; 13-14, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 1:09.04; 15-and-over, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 1:01.97.

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SFLO 2:55.68, time drop 2.49; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 3:08.24; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:43.34; 15-and-over, 1. Taylor Steele, CAC 2:35.92.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 36.20; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 39.86; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCraine, Azura 32.92; SOFLO: 4. Valerie Vank 34.90, 8. Alexis Christensen 38.00; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 30.12; 15-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 30.32.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 1:09.76; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 1:12.38, time drop 3.32; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, Unattached 1:05.43; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 1:06.56, time drop 7.49, 3. Alexis Christensen 1:06.59, time drop 0.95; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 59.55; 15-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 58.41.

200-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Regan Ronie, WOW 2:47.38; SOFLO: 2. Luna Delgado 2:54.09, time drop 2.65; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:27.33; 15-and-over, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:20.32,

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Valentine Foster, Unattached 44.15; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 37.16, time drop 1.34; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 35.95; 15-and-over, 1. Taylor Steele, CAC 32.05.

800-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 9:20.71; 15-and-over, 1. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 9:25.49.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 1:20.01; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:26.38, 5. Mariana Pinto 1:26.92; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:11.22; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 1:16.82, time drop 4.83, 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.38, 8. Reagan Lowe 1:22.64; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:06.19; Open, 1. Madison Cumings, ECAC 1:04.63.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 33.98; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 37.53; 11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BMHG 31.11; SOFLO: 4. Valerie Vank 33.04, time drop 2.15; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 29.18; Open, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 27.47.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:38.71, time drop 1.10; SOFLO: 3. Mariana Pinto 1:41.70, 4. Sarah Vasquez 1:42.89, time drop 6.08; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:21.45, time drop 1.77, 5. Natalia Sibug 1:26.12, time drop, 0.79, 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:32.52, time drop 1.53; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:17.80; Open, 1. Taylor Steele, CAC 1:11.34.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 31.36; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 29.62; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 31.11, 6. Anastasia Lutz 31.56; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 27.37; 15-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 26.46.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:57.40; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:57.93, 3. Giada Porven 2:58.05, 5. Mariana Pinto 3:01.45, time drop 5.27, 6. Sarah Vasquez 3:05.96; 11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BMHG 2:37.96; SOFLO: 3. Valerie Vank 2:42.16, 7. Natalia Sibug 2:48.29, time drop 5.16; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:25.76; Open, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:24.29.

BOYS RESULTS

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:35.72, time drop 8.50; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 2:17.91; 15-and-over, 1. Daniel Torres, Azura 2:12.41.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:57.32; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 4:55.75; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 4:58.39; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:25.16; 15-and-over, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 4:05.40.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 5:04.51; 15-and-over, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:41.52.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Carlos Lezcano, MAC 18:03.72; 15-and-over, 1. Andres Vargas, MAC 16:42.57.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:20.45; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 2:46.00, time drop 6.96; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 2:16.09; SOFLO: 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:25.33, time drop 2.49; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 2:02.06; 15-and-over, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 1:53.90.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:16.20; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 1:31.53, time drop, 0.33; 11-12, 1. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 1:10.34; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 1:10.36, time drop 2.74, 4. Lucas Porven 1:11.04, time drop 2.63, 5. Alessandro Pereira 1:11.81, time drop 1.51, 6. Diego Nazario-Vasquez 1:13.01, 7. Javier Colmenares 1:16.24; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 1:00.83; 15-and-over, 1. Federico de Castro, CAC 54.68.

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:59.66, time drop 3.21; 13-14, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:37.76; 15-and-over, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:23.43.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 36.79; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 33.59; SOFLO: 3. Christian Tijero 34.83; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 29.06; 15-and-over, 1. Yuri Costa, CAC 27.19.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 1:09.52; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 1:00.95; SOFLO: 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:06.10, 7. Javier Colmenares 1:07.52, time drop 0.21; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 56.03; 15-and-over, 1. Jhonny Perez, Azura 51.87.

200-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:38.82; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 2:40.48, time drop 4.75, 3. Lucas Porven 2:41.51, time drop 6.73; 13-14, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 2:25.21; 15-and-over, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:20.32.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 37.55; SOFLO: 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 45.12, time drop 2.88; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 38.20; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 38.40, time drop 1.89, 3. Alessandro Pereira 38.49, time drop 2.81, 7. Lucas Porven 42.07, time drop 1.53; 13-14, 1. Chase Foulds, ECAC 32.39; 15-and-over, 1. Yuri Costa, CAC 29.14.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:18.02; 11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:12.00, time drop 4.61; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 1:18.69, 1.04 time drop; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:03.11; Open, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 58.28.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 34.11; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 38.32, 3.07 time drop; 11-12, 1. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 30.89; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario Vazquez 31.88, 0.31 time drop, 4. Lucas Porven 31.93, 0.85, time drop, 5. Christian Tijero 32.25, 8. Javier Colmenares 33.78, 0.03 time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 27.24; Open, 1. Fredrico de Castro, CAC 24.86.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:21.85, 6. Derek Hau 1:36.87, time drop 7.07, 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:40.59, time drop 9.24; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 1:26.15; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 1:26.24, 5. Lucas Porven 1:31.99; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 1:13.16; Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 1:07.39.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 30.55; SOFLO: 5. Derek Hau 33.86. time drop 2.65; 11-12, 1. Henry Ajo, BMHG 27.76; SOFLO: 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 29.54; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 25.44; Open, 1. Luis Flores, Azura 22.89.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:41.99; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 3:07.80, time drop 5.58; 11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:36.71, time drop 2.50; SOFLO: 4. Diego Nazario-Vazuez 2:44.50, time drop 6.80; 13-14, 1. Alexander Hazlett, GYWD 2:18.27; Open, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 2:10.08.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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